What Went Wrong: Ottawa Senators

In 2018-2019, the Ottawa Senators finished dead last in the NHL. When processing what went wrong with the year, it’s almost a futile effort because just about everything went wrong. The Senators closed 2018-2019 with a 29-47-9 record, good for just 64 points. That put them eight points behind the New Jersey Devils in theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Ottawa Senators”

Senators: Ottawa Trades Again, Sending Dzingel to Columbus

The Ottawa Senators are continuing their grand sell-off and the Columbus Blue Jackets are again the recipients as Ryan Dzingel was packaged up for forward Anthony Duclair and two second round draft picks. Ottawa also sent a 2019 seventh round pick to Columbus as part of the deal. The Senators pulled off the trade Saturday,Continue reading “Senators: Ottawa Trades Again, Sending Dzingel to Columbus”

Blue Jackets: Contract Situations Make 2018-2019 a Murky Year

There is considerable doubt hanging over the Columbus Blue Jackets, but there’s a fair bit of optimism as well. If that sounds like a mixed bag, it is. It’s difficult to project the immediate future of the Blue Jackets, especially as they remain the only NHL club to have not won a playoff series. Obviously,Continue reading “Blue Jackets: Contract Situations Make 2018-2019 a Murky Year”

Blackhawks Acquire Duclair in Swap with Coyotes

The Chicago Blackhawks have snagged forward Anthony Duclair and Adam Clendening from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Richard Panik and prospect Laurent Dauphin. 22-year-old Duclair has been considered the “hidden gem of the NHL trade market” and for good reason, as he’s got a bargain contract under his belt and has tremendous upside.Continue reading “Blackhawks Acquire Duclair in Swap with Coyotes”